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Mar 4, 2008 - Dunedin to Naseby

Dunedin to Naseby (Ranfurly), March 4, 2008 After checking out of the motel we went for a clock-wise drive around the Otago Peninsula, the road running just above the shoreline out to the Aquarium, scenery across the water that leads into Dunedin Harbour. We turned off onto Allans Beach Road which went steeply up over the central spine of the island then dropped down to Hoopers Inlet, very scenic on the Hoopers Inlet side with sheep grazing on steep green hills with the crashing surf in the distance. We climbed back up the slope to the...

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Feb 11, 2008 - Mosgiel to Naseby South Island 27 to 28 January 2008

Jeff This morning there was only one race horse exercising round the track. We could have parked near the entrance on tarmac and plugged into the electric power, but it was far nicer on the grass near the race track rails. With a wave to our new friends we set off for route 87 and travelled north, first climbing high and then up and over wall to wall hills for about 40 miles. There was the occasional need to drive down into a gully, such as ‘Deep Stream’ which we had crossed over on our memorable Taieri Gorge Rail Train, and this added to a...

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Mar 30, 2007 - Central Otago

After some great hiking in Mt. Aspiring, I headed out to the coast through Central Otago. Like everywhere in New Zealand, the landscape was beautiful, but this time it was rolling hills with golden grass. Many of the small towns along the way had grown up around gold stikes back in the late 1800's. Those days are long gone, but what remains are small towns you might see in the American west with a hotel, post office and not much else. Still it was all very quaint and the people great.

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